The Cincinnati Zoo Shop

The main Zoo Shop, located in Vine Street Village, carries a wide range of items to commemorate your trip to the Zoo and also stocks practical items, such as sunscreen, to make your visit more enjoyable!

Your purchase matters: Your purchase provides critical financial support and enables us to achieve our mission. Thank you!

Plastic Bags Have Gone Extinct

GoGreen1-300x173We are going Plastic Bag Free as part of our ongoing Green initiative.

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Did you know?  The world is facing at Plastic Bag Pandemic:

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide.
  • About 2 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world.
  • Americans use and throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year.
  • Only 3-5% of plastic bags get recycled.
  • The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic bags a year. 

Bring Your Own Bag: Do you part for the planet and bring your own reusable bag or purchase your Zoo-themed reusable tote from the gift shop for only $2.99. Thank you for helping us be the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Community Project

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Please join us as we continue to spread love for nature, animals, and conservation among children of the Avondale Community Preschools that may not have the opportunity to get a hands-on experience. Consider donating a plush toy from the Zoo gift shop to benefit preschools in our community. There are 7 preschools that this helps out: Nanny’s Multilevel Learning Center, Inc, Wesley Education Center, Sister/Sister Childcare, CWFF Child Development Center, Church of the Living God Preschool, South Avondale and Rockdale Schools. The collection runs now-mid September.

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Purchase your 2016 Zoo Babies poster created by Loren Long with Frame & Save Hyde Park and the Cincinnati Zoo, now on sale in the Zoo’s Gift Shop. Proceeds from the poster benefit the care and feeding of our animals. If you can’t make it to the Zoo but want to purchase the poster, please email Lisa Banks or call 513-559-7763.

Click here to watch the making of the Zoo Babies poster! Listen to a podcastof Loren Long, as he was creating the poster & his thoughts on the art of painting animals.

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Zoo Bucks make the perfect gift for family and friends and can be spent throughout the Zoo.  Buy here today!


Adult Limited Edition Cincinnati Zoo Soccer Jersey $49.99

Kids Lab Coat $39.99


poop label tee

Men’s Elephant Poop Label Tee Sizes S-XXL $24.99

12” White Tiger

CK WH Tiger

12” Giraffe

CK Giraffe

12” Elephant

CK Elephant

12” Wolf

CK Wolf

16.5” Lion

Miyoni Lion
Promotional Plush 18” Giraffe
Regular price $37.99.  Sale price $18.99.
Promo Giraffe

5′ Tall Giraff
Large giraffe plush
Life Sized Alligator
Large alligator plush
Bottle Cap giraffe (other animals available also)
Bottlecap Giraffe
Handcarved and painted giraffe plate
Giraffe Plate
Dynasty Glass Giraffe
Featuring a variety of animal and bird figurines, paperweights, and vases. Handmade using recycled glass. Prices starting at $12.99
Dynasty Giraffe
Barcino Mosaic Owl
Hand painted with more than 10 colors, inspired by Spanish Mosaic techniques, these beautiful figurines can add a splash of color to any home. Available in over 10 different animals. Prices starting at $12.99
Barcino Owl
Tiger Framed Art Print
Add a touch of whimsy to any child’s bedroom, play area or nursery with these fun and colorful animal prints. Animals available are: tiger, monkey, giraffe and lion. $44.99
Framed Art Tiger
Vet Backpack
Animal Quest Game
Includes 20” Globe, 68 colorful clue cards, timer and dice.  With this game, have fun discovering amazing facts about 270 different species. $26.99
Owl Puke
What was once an owls feast is now your world of discovery- 2 real puke pellets for dissection. $19.99
Ocean-opoly and Wild Animal-opoly also available. $29.99
Movable Rainforest Animals
Movable plastic animal sets provide hours of fun with authentically painted animals from various regions. Available in rainforest, African, aquatic, dinosaur and Asian animal sets. $19.99
Movable Set
Asia Animal Bag
Bagged sets of animals for play or bath time. Available in Asian, African, aquatic, dinosaur and rainforest. $12.99
Asia Polybag
ETeam Dolphin Set
ETeam sets combine the fun of animals with a person and a vehicle, allowing children endless ways to explore their imaginations. Available in shark, dolphin, giraffe and tiger. $19.99
eteam dolphin

How to Order

Items featured are available for purchase by phone only at this time. Please call the number listed below and our store staff will assist you.

  • Mon.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Customer Service Phone Number: (513) 559-7763

Please contact our Customer Service Department for more information.

Payment Types Taken by Phone

All major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover) are accepted.

Exchange & Return Policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the merchandise within 30 days for an exchange or refund with your original receipt.

Member Discount Provided

Members of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden receive a 10 percent discount off of full priced merchandise. Please provide your member card number when placing your order.

Shipping & Handling

All orders are shipped via UPS Ground.

Total shipping costs for purchases:

Up to $20 $7.95
$20.01–$40.00 $8.95
$40.01–$60.00 $11.95
$60.01–$80.00 $13.95
$80.01-100.00 $15.95
$100.01–$150.00 $17.95
$150.01–$200.00 $19.95
Over $200.00 10% of total order

Extra fees will be added for shipments to Alaska or Hawaii, and for 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air delivery services. Please contact our Customer Service Department for rates.


Rated the “Greenest Restaurant in America” by the Green Restaurant Association!   Stop by on your next visit.  Sustainability Features (pdf)

Renovated restaurant opened in May, 2013.

Front counter at the restaurant.

Compost, recycle, chips, landfill – easy to see on the back deck of Base Camp Cafe.

Guests see the Green Food Cycle sign as they walk into Base Camp Cafe.

Clearly marked waste disposal containers in Base Camp Cafe.

Display of edible garden items on side deck of Base Camp Cafe.

The Base Camp Cafe is open! Enjoy our expanded restaurant and new menu items.  There’s more outdoor seating & and a great view of the Zoo’s Africa exhibit.

Snacks & Food Options (find nutrition info here)

Grab a Mike-sell’s snack, the official snack food of the Cincinnati Zoo. Call (513) 559-7763 to order.